The Slim Person You Seek Is Inside You
As is often the case, I was inspired for the topic of this post by something I recently read. Aurorasa Sima is an Emotional Intelligence Trainer, business and executive coach who conducts sales training sessions, workshops, webinars and other events. In a recent beBee post, Do You Want to Search or Find, she mentioned how oftentimes after a training session someone will come up to her and say, “I knew all of that” and her response always is, “So, are you using that knowledge?”
That resonated with me as relates to my interactions with weight loss clients.
Often, either during a brief initial ‘info call’ conversation with someone or during an in-person consultation, when I am talking about a range of issues as relates to obesity and health (and, in particular, their own medical issues, if any), a person will say, “Yeah, I know all that.” My response always is, “So, how is knowing it all working out for you?" Obviously, it isn't.
Aurorasa writes, “Most people perceive only things that are new to them as interesting. The danger is that they never dig deep into a topic.”
In my world, that also rings very true because too many overweight and obese people:
- Don’t stick with any fad diet too long because, well . . . you know . . . they can’t (it doesn’t work, they get bored, their friends stopped doing it, they don’t feel well, their hair is falling out, etc.), and they move on to something new—the next quick-fix, the next scam, the next easy-out, the next what-can-I-do-without-any-effort—always searching and hoping to find the new ‘magic’ pill or potion that’ll work this time; and
- They almost never want to dig in and deal with the topic of why they became overweight/obese in the first place and why they choose to keep on moving from one easy quick-fix to the next, knowing full well the only thing they’re going to lose is time and money . . . and more time and more money.
If you’re constantly searching for something that you know doesn’t exist (a way to lose weight that is cheap, fast, healthy and lasts a lifetime), what that really means is you just don’t want to dig in and deal with the real topic: You. What are you searching for?
If you already have the knowledge required to achieve something you want or need, but choose not to apply it productively and, instead, keep on looking for something else, that really means you don’t want to achieve the objective or fix the problem because: